When a newly planted seed germinates or a freshly harvested radish is eaten, kids wear success in their smiles.
Category: book review
contains reference to literature or children’s books that relate to garden-based learning
A Somber Summer Solstice
To celebrate organizations who are leading the way in the face of social inequity and racial injustice in outdoor education, this month’s post highlights curated resources for building resilience and confronting silence.
Extolling the Virtues of a Snail
If the snail is already not your favorite animal, Escargot would like you to reconsider.
“Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli!” and Other Halloween Reads
Stay safe this Halloween with creative planting activities and not-so-scary vegetable books.
Stone Soup for the Body, Soul, & Society as a Whole
Stone Soup encourages students to try a wide variety of vegetables while building classroom community through cuisine.
When Worm Weather Prevails
These engaging worm tales bring the worms indoors when it rains.
Make Corn “Pop” with Flavor for a Sweet or Savory Snack
Popcorn teaches valuable lessons in the geography and culture of flavor.
The Sun Will Come Out…of Your Oven!
Bake away the rainy chill with this sweet bread recipe.
Top Five Reads for Growing a Learning Garden
These formative reads are sure to inspire your approach to garden-based education.
Garden-Based Learning for Language and Literacy
Teaching students to read, write, and talk like gardeners is key to literacy learning in the garden classroom.
Still Vermi-composting After All These Years: A Tribute to Will Allen
Vermicomposting is a simple, yet rewarding way to teach about decomposition while enriching the school garden.
Underground Teaching Resources for Stewarding the Soil
Soil. It’s everywhere, but few people take notice of this incredible resource right beneath our feet. When people do notice the soil, they often see it as something to avoid. “Don’t get dirty,” they warn young children. With these underground resources, you (and your children) can get all the dirt on soil. Children’s Picture Books…
Please Pass the (Fresh) Peas! Kinder Taste Test Reveals Interesting Results
Kindergarteners prefer fresh over canned or frozen peas.
Embracing a Place-Based Approach in the School Garden
The Power of Place was the theme of Watershed Week 2017.
Take Advantage of School Garden Networking Opportunities
This past week offered a whirlwind of activity in the various community groups to which I belong, namely the UC Master Gardeners of Napa County School Garden Task Force and the Napa Chapter of the Farmers Guild. Here are a few highlights, along with a gentle nudge to get involved yourself. The School Garden Task Force was…